So You have done the training and become a licensed electrician. But what are the options for career progression within the industry? I want to share with You some useful information on how You can improve Your career journey:
1. Start as You mean to go on
By this I mean, from the day You become an electrician You must always maintain the highest possible standards of work. Make sure Your appearance is immaculate; You are punctual and maintain a low level of absenteeism. Give Your customers (both the private persons and the businesses) the highest possible level of service because as You gain positive written feedback through emails and letters this can be really useful when asking for a salary raise or a promotion!
Always endeavor to be the best version of Yourself when at workplace. What You say, how You deal with people and problems are what will be remembered. If You good at these things, You will be on Your way to highest possible success.
2. Be a self-starter
One of the best ways to gain recognition as an innovative and forward thinking employee is to come up with solutions to existing problems. Clearly showing that You can take the initiative and carry out research to back this up will enable You to stand out from the co worker crowd. You may identify any kind of problem, even the smallest one, for instance, wasted wires, using more durable electric tools etc. You could present to Your employer the cost as well as environmental and marketing benefits this could have and people will think of You as someone who can work unaided to assist the whole team in being better.
It is a fact that a large percentage of people within the electrical industry do not have a college education. This does not mean that You cannot learn while You earn. When I worked as an electrician apprentice on day shift I attended evening classes to earn my Business Management diploma. When my former employer put me on night shifts I could no longer attend evening classes so guess what? I enrolled in a distance learning university!
When You practice all of the above I have no doubt that You will achieve any goal You set to Yourself and You will be equipped with the tools and the resume to make a success of it. Having at least one of the above or a combination of them may just give you the edge over another candidate applying for the same job You are. Believe and trust in Yourself!